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Number 12

Number 12
Empire Modern Dry Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Number 12
Empire Modern Dry Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
Bright golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of Turkish delight with apple, oat cereal, and apple blossom with a silky, vibrant, spritzy, dryish light body and a sleek, engaging, medium-length finish that presents shades of lemon spritz, caramel, reduced tangerine, and pickled apple finish. A crisp and refreshing cider with an all-natural appeal; highly pairable.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: Turkish delight with apple, oat cereal, and apple blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of lemon spritz, caramel, reduced tangerine, and pickled apple
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Duck Rilettes With A Cherry Jelly, Veggie Frittata, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and refreshing cider with an all-natural appeal; highly pairable.

The Producer

Number 12 Cider House

The Producer
155 Lake Street East
Wayzata, MN 55391
USA
1 612-802-2761

Common Cider

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
Common ciders range in alcohol from 4-8% and typically feature dominant apple aromas and flavors. Most are not dry, but also not cloying, with a sweet, medium body and acidity. This style is what the majority of consumers associate with hard cider. The descriptor 'common' is in reference to the types of apples used to produce these ciders, rather than in reference to its quality of ready availability. Common ciders are produced from culinary table apples, typically including varietals such as Golden Delicious, Jonathan and Macintosh to name a few.